CALLING ALL ENTRANTS OF THE 2015 CIS EXCELLENCE AWARDS!

March 9, 2015

Due to the high level of nominations this year, the website is hosting a backlog of entries and we need to know about these from you as soon as possible.

To all entrants of the 2015 CIS Excellence Awards: If you’ve not received a confirmation email of your entry through the CIS Awards website, please email nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com & we’ll be in touch.

If you have already received confirmation of receipt from the event manager, you do not need to do anything. If not, we will be in touch with you today and will ask you to resend your nomination to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

Any questions or queries in the meantime, please call Judith on 07791 103 999 or email judith@mdpd.co.uk

Many thanks and with kind regards,

The CIS Excellence Awards Team

Calling All Nominees!

March 6, 2015

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The CIS Excellence Awards website is performing slowly today with the volume of entries we’re receiving. If you have submitted a nomination via the website and not yet received a confirmation email from the event manager, please resubmit your entry and substantiating evidence to

nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.
Once this has been received you will receive a confirmation email from Judith Wilson.
Good luck with your nominations!

The CIS Excellence Awards Team.

PS – Any urgent queries, please call Judith on 07791 103 999, or Alex on 08448 40 50 20.

Skills Development Scotland Join as Sponsor of the Hospitality Educator of the Year Award

February 11, 2015

SDS logoWe are delighted to announce that Skills Development Scotland, the national skills body which supports people and businesses to achieve growth and success, has joined the CIS Excellence Awards as sponsor of the Hospitality Educator of the Year Award.

Welcome to Lawrence Durden and his team. We look forward to working with you all.

The web service www.ourskillsforce.co.uk showcases the skills support available to employers from Scotland’s public sector.

Visit www.sds.co.uk for more information.

 

Visit the CIS Excellence Awards New Facebook Page!

January 19, 2015

The CIS Excellence Awards has launched its revamped Facebook page, complete with category & sponsor information, plus full pics of winners from the past three years.

With 15 categories – including the all-new Banqueting & Events Chef of the Year, co-sponsored by ASA Recruitment & Pidy, The Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Callebaut, and the Training & Employee Retention Award, sponsored by Caterer.com – the CIS Excellence Awards are pitched at the very best individuals and operators in the Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism industry.

Entries are open now and close on Friday 6th March 2015. Click here to view the criteria and sponsor info, and take a look at the new Facebook page here.

 
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The CIS Excellence Awards 2015 Now OPEN for Entries!

January 12, 2015

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Entries and Nominations are now open for the 2015 awards. You can browse the site to find out more about the  criteria and sponsors, and why not take a look at the new categories here!

Please ensure you follow the specific criteria and guidelines for each award, and if you have any queries about any part of the nomination process, contact nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com and we will endeavour to assist.

In the meantime, we wish you the best of luck with this year’s awards.

 

The 2015 CIS Excellence Award Categories:

1) The Business Innovation Award, sponsored by Bidvest 3663

2) The Employee of the Year Award, co-sponsored by RBS & Mazars

3) The Banqueting & Events Chef of the Year Award, co-sponsored by ASA Recruitment & PIDY

4) The Hospitality Educator Award – This award is available for sponsorship

5) The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by the healthyliving award, in association with NHS Health Scotland

6) The Training & Employee Retention Award, sponsored by Caterer.com

7) The Pub-Restaurant Excellence Award, sponsored by Heinz Foodservice

8) The Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

9) The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Sodexo

10) The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by Gram

11) The Group Hotel of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Davidson Asset Management and The People’s Pension

12) The Patisserie Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Callebaut

13) The Restaurant of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

14) The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey Ltd

15) The Lifetime Excellence Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods

 

D.A.M and People’s Pension Announced As Co-Sponsors For 2015

December 29, 2014

 

Davidson Asset Management and The People’s Pension have joined the CIS Excellence Awards as co-sponsors of the The Group Hotel of the Year Award for 2015. This is the first year both sponsors have come on board to support the Awards, and it will be the first in 12 years that organisers have run both Group and Independent Hotel categories simultaneously.

More information on the award categories, criteria, judges, sponsors and the event itself on 21st May will follow online from 5th January. In the meantime, the CIS Excellence Awards wishes a very happy and prosperous New Year to everyone involved.

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The Results of the CIS Excellence Awards 2014

May 30, 2014

The CIS Excellence Awards, in partnership with Caterer.com

Winners/Finalists 2014

The Special Award for Contribution to Education & Training, co-sponsored by Entiér Ltd & SQA

Awarded to: Willie McCurrach, City of Glasgow College

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The Business Innovation Award, sponsored by Bidvest 3663

Winner: The !dea Works! (Compass Group UK & Ireland)

Finalists: 

  • Cordia Services LLP for the modernisation of school catering areas
  •  Pelican Procurement Services for Purchasing Intelligence (Pi)

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The Independent Event-Caterer of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Freshwater  and Pidy

Winner: Prep Catering, Inverness-shire

Finalists:

  • Gill Orde in Catering Ltd
  • Saltire Hospitality Ltd

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The Innovation in Training Award, sponsored by Caterer.com

Winner: Fresh Olives Apprenticeship Awards (Entiér Ltd)

Finalists:

  • ESS Support Services Worldwide
  • Zest, St Andrews (Highly Commended)

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The Pub Excellence Award, sponsored by Heinz Foodservice

Winner: The Cock & Bull, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire

Finalists:

  • The Bridge Inn at Ratho, by Edinburgh (Highly Commended)
  • The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

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The Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award, co-sponsored by ASA Recruitment & Tods Murray

Winner: Rikki Pirie, Entiér Services Ltd (at Apache Caledonia House)

Finalists:

  • Stuart Aitken, BaxterStorey Scotland
  •  John Buskie, Sodexo Prestige

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The Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

Winner: Cafe St Honoré, Edinburgh

Finalists:

  • Radisson Blu, Edinburgh
  • Ochiltree’s Dining, Abbotsford – the home of Sir Walter Scott

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The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Sodexo

Winner: The Gannet, Glasgow

Finalists:

  • Field, Edinburgh (Highly Commended)
  • Bistro Moderne, Edinburgh
  • Bistro Provence, Edinburgh

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The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by the healthyliving award, in association with Healthier Scotland

Winner: Sodexo at the Scottish Government

Finalists:

  • Inspire Catering @ Kilgraston School
  • Martha’s Restaurant, Glasgow

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The Excellence in Hospitality Education Award, sponsored by Premier Foods

Winner: SRUC Elmwood Campus Hospitality Department, Cupar

Finalists:

  • City of Glasgow College
  • The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine
  • Perth College UHI

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The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by GRAM

Winner: Ballathie Country House Hotel, Perthshire

Finalists:

  • Loch Melfort Hotel and Restaurant, Arduaine, by Oban
  • The Parklands Hotel, Perth

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The Restaurant of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

Winner: Mithas, Edinburgh

Finalists:

  • Craig Millar @ 16 West End, St Monans
  • The Horseshoe Restaurant with Rooms
  • 63 Tay Street, Perth

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The Employee of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Mazars and The Royal Bank of Scotland

Winner: Mandy Gray, Compass UK & Ireland

Finalists:

  • Taff Doyle, ARAMARK
  • Caroline White, Zest St Andrews

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The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey

Winner: Neil Forbes, Cafe St Honoré

Finalists:

  • Derek Donaldson, Hilton Glasgow
  • Mark Greenaway, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh
  • Ian McAndrew, Blackaddie House Hotel, Sanquhar

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The Lifetime Excellence Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods

Presented to: Norman Springford, Apex Hotels Ltd

(collected on stage by Robert Allan, Training Director at Apex Hotels)

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CIS Excellence Awards Welcomes Thames Water as Supporting Sponsor

May 9, 2014

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The CIS Excellence Awards welcomed a new supporting sponsor on board this week. Thames Water Commercial Services, based in Edinburgh’s Albany Street, recently joined the competitive commercial utilities market north of the Border and is, according to business development manager, Erin Matthews, dedicated to serving the hospitality and catering sector:

‘Businesses in Scotland now have a choice of water supplier,’ she says. The water coming through the tap remains the same but you can now get it at a better price and with an improved service.

‘We’ve been working with the hospitality industry in Scotland over the past year to provide solutions which lower costs, reduce wastage and improve organisations’ sustainability credentials, and we look forward to demonstrating how we can add value and expertise whilst also saving our customers significant amounts of money on their water bills.’

Having already started work with respected operators including the Edinburgh Collection, the Townhouse Collection and Dundee Ice Arena, Thames Water are set to make a splash in Scotland over the next few years.

For more infomation on how Thames Water Commercial Services can save your business money simply by switching supplier, visit www.thameswater.co.uk.

Event Details For The CIS Excellence Awards 2014

May 1, 2014

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Event Details  for the CIS Excellence Awards 2014

Date: Thursday 29th May 2014

Venue: Hilton Glasgow, 1 William Street, G3 8HT

Start Time: 6.45pm for 7.30pm

Dress code: Black-tie

Carriages: 1 am

Hilton Glasgow Booking Code*: PR22ED

Contact Details: Ticket Enquiries: JMD Events – 07791 103 999; Press & Publicity: CIS Excellence Ltd – 08448 40 50 20 ; Accommodation: Hilton Glasgow – 0141 204 5555

 

Further information:

There will be a charity raffle in aid of HIT Scotland, The Scottish Culinary Team and The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

 

* Subject to availability

 

 

The Shortlist for the 2014 CIS Excellence Awards

April 24, 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Finalists for the CIS Excellence Awards 2014 are as follows:

The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by NHS Health Scotland

  • Inspire Catering @ Kilgraston School
  • Martha’s Restaurant, Glasgow
  • Sodexo at the Scottish Government

The Innovation in Training Award, sponsored by Caterer.com

  • ESS Support Services Worldwide
  • The Fresh Olives Apprenticeship Awards Programme (Entier Ltd)
  • Zest, St Andrews

The Pub Excellence Award, sponsored by Heinz Foodservice

  • The Bridge Inn at Ratho, by Edinburgh
  • The Cock and Bull, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire
  • The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

The Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award,co- sponsored by ASA Recruitment & Tods Murray LLP

  • Stuart Aitken, BaxterStorey Scotland
  •  John Buskie, Sodexo Prestige
  • Rikki Pirie, Entier Ltd (at Apache Caledonia House)

The Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

  • Cafe St Honore, Edinburgh
  • Radisson Blu, Edinburgh
  • Ochiltree’s Dining, Abbotsford – the home of Sir Walter Scott

The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Sodexo

  • Bistro Provence, Edinburgh
  • Field, Edinburgh
  • The Gannet, Glasgow
  • Bistro Moderne, Edinburgh

The Independent Event-Caterer of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Freshwater & PIDY

  • Gill Orde in Catering Ltd
  • Prep Catering Ltd
  • Saltire Hospitality Ltd

The Excellence in Hospitality Education Award, sponsored by Premier Foods

  • City of Glasgow College
  • The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine
  • Elmwood Campus Hospitality Team, SRUC Elmwood Campus
  • Perth College UHI

The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by GRAM

  • Ballathie Country House Hotel, Perthshire
  • Loch Melfort Hotel and Restaurant, Arduaine, by Oban
  • The Parklands Hotel, Perth

The Restaurant of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

  • Craig Millar @ 16 West End, St Monans
  • The Horseshoe Restaurant with Rooms
  • Mithas, Edinburgh
  • 63 Tay Street, Perth

The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey

  • Derek Donaldson, Hilton Glasgow
  • Neil Forbes, Cafe St Honore, Edinburgh
  • Mark Greenaway, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh
  • Ian McAndrew, Blackaddie House Hotel, Sanquhar

The Employee of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Mazars & The Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Taff Doyle, ARAMARK
  • Mandy Gray, Compass UK & Ireland (Defence & Offshore)
  • Caroline White, Zest St Andrews

The Business Innovation Award, sponsored by Bidvest 3663

  • Cordia Services LLP for the modernisation of school catering areas
  •  Pelican Procurement Services for Purchasing Intelligence (Pi)
  • Compass Group UK & Ireland for The Idea Works!

The Lifetime Excellence Award

The winner of this award will be announced on the evening of 29th May.

Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to seeing you on the evening of 29th May at the Hilton Glasgow.